ASA Member News Archive
ASA Member News June 2008
Welcome to the June edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
Did you know Denver is one of the few cities in history that was not built on a road, railroad, lake, navigable river, or body of water? It just happened to be where the first few flakes of gold were found in 1858. Join us in Denver for this year’s JSM, August 3–7.
In Amstat News
In this month’s President’s Column, Peter A. (Tony) Lachenbruch invites Richard Goldstein to describe the life of a statistical consultant.
JSM 2008 REGISTRATION – Early Bird Deadline – June 26, 2008
Registration for JSM 2008—to be held in Denver, Colorado—is open. Register before June 26, 2008, to take advantage of the Early Bird rates.
JSM CAREER PLACEMENT - Early Bird Deadline - June 26, 2008
Take advantage of the full-service recruiting facility for employers and job seekers at the JSM Career Placement Service this year in Denver. If you are an employer with statistical openings or a statistician looking for a new or first job, this is the place for you! Online resume and job searching is now open. Advanced online registration closes on July 17th. Job and Resume Posting Deadline is July 18th. Register now.
SECOND ANNUAL WORKSHOP FOR CHAIRS OF PROGRAMS IN STATISTICS AND BIOSTATISTICS – Denver, Colorado – August 1–2, 2008
The Caucus of Academic Representatives will hold its second annual workshop for chairs of programs in statistics and biostatistics Friday and Saturday, August 1–2, in Denver, Colorado. The first day will be primarily for new and less-experienced chairs, but the second day will be for all chairs.
WRITING WORKSHOP FOR JUNIOR RESEARCHERS – Denver, Colorado – August 3 and 6, 2008
The ASA and NISS will hold a writing workshop for junior researchers in conjunction with the Joint Statistical Meetings in Denver, Colorado. There will be a tutorial on Sunday, August 3, and a follow-up lunch on Wednesday, August 6. There is no cost to attend, but participation is limited.
MEETING WITHIN A MEETING: FREE ASA WORKSHOP FOR K–12 MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE TEACHERS – Denver, Colorado – August 4–5, 2008
MWM—for K–12 math and science teachers—will occur in conjunction with JSM this summer to enhance K–12 educators’ understanding of statistics and provide interactive activities to strengthen the teaching of statistics within the math and science curriculum. Teachers will apply concepts from the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) Report: A Pre-K–12 Curriculum Framework by exploring problems that require them to collect, organize, analyze, and draw conclusions from data. We are especially looking to reach out to K–4 teachers and science teachers.
BEYOND AP STATISTICS WORKSHOP – Denver, Colorado – August 5, 2008
The ASA/NCTM Joint Committee is pleased to sponsor a Beyond AP Statistics workshop at the annual Joint Statistical Meetings in Denver August 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Organized by Roxy Peck, the BAPS workshop is offered for AP Statistics teachers and consists of enrichment material just beyond the basic AP syllabus. The cost of the workshop is $50, which covers all materials and lunch.
2008 FDA/INDUSTRY STATISTICS WORKSHOP – Arlington, Virginia –September 15–17, 2008
Registration for the FDA/Industry Statistics Workshop is now open. The workshop, with an attendance limit of 650, has sold out prior to the advance registration deadline for the past two years. Six new short courses and 40 roundtable luncheon options are available. The full workshop program will be available in early July. Plan ahead and register early at .
NEW LEARNSTAT COURSES FOR FALL 2008
Using Negative Binomial Models for the Analysis of Counts, presented by Joseph Hilbe
Friday, October 3
Applied Survival Analysis, presented by Susanne May
Friday, October 10
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, Kansas
Visit the LearnSTAT page for more information.
Statistical events are happening around the country and the globe. View our Upcoming Events Calendar.
JSM 2008 PROGRAM AVAILABLE ONLINE
SASTRY PANTULA ELECTED 105th PRESIDENT OF THE ASA
Sastry Pantula was elected as the 105th president of the ASA. Pantula, who will serve as President-Elect for 2009, heads new slate of officers; the election turnout was largest in ASA history. Christy Chuang-Stein of Pfizer Inc. was selected as vice president. Jeri Metzger Mulrow of the National Science Foundation will serve as the Board representative for the Council of Sections, and David Marker of Westat will serve as the representative for the Council of Chapters. All terms will begin January 1, 2009. Read more.
STATISTICS TEACHER NETWORK (STN) NEWSLETTER IS NOW ONLINE
After taking a few months off, STN is back—alive and well and in a new electronic format. View STN edition 72. If you want to be informed when future editions are available, please subscribe. Paper copies of STN issues will no longer be mailed. Please inform your colleagues about STN and offer your feedback on the new electronic format. As always, readers are encouraged to submit articles for publication. Please email STN Editor Derek Webb.
2008 EDUCATIONAL AMBASSADOR SELECTED
Members of the Committee on International Relations in Statistics are pleased to announce the selection of the 2008 ASA educational ambassador. Idir Ouassou, of Morocco, will take the two-day JSM Continuing Education course Generalized Linear Mixed Models: Theory and Applications, presented by Oliver Schabenberger and Walter Stroup. For more information about the ASA Educational Ambassador Program, contact Martha Aliaga, ASA director of programs.
SEEKING ARTICLES FOR NEW AMSTAT NEWS COLUMN FOR GOVERNMENT STATISTICIANS
Amstat News introduced a monthly column for government statisticians in the June 2008 issue. The first column features an article by Katherine K. Wallman, chief statistician at the Office of Management and Budget. If you are a statistician working in the government and would like to contribute an article about what you do, contact Martha Aliaga, ASA director of programs or Megan Murphy, Amstat News managing editor.
FIRST EDITOR OF THE ASA STATISTICS EDUCATION WEB SELECTED
Members of the STEW search committee are pleased to announce the selection of the editor of Statistics Education Web, an online bank of peer-reviewed lesson plans for K–12 teachers of mathematics and science. W. Scott Street IV—who will serve as editor from 2009 through 2011, with orientation beginning in 2008—will select lesson plans that showcase the use of statistical methods and ideas in science and mathematics based on the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) Report: A Pre-K–12 Curriculum Framework.
FREE STATISTICS EDUCATION WEBINARS
Recorded webinars about K–12 statistics education topics are free to view online. This webinar series was developed as part of the follow-up activities for the ASA Meeting Within a Meeting (MWM) workshop for math and science teachers held in conjunction with the JSM last summer in Salt Lake City. The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE) offers free webinars on undergraduate statistics education topics online.
ASA VISA CARD PROGRAM
The ASA VISA Card program is a benefit for ASA members. The card provides members with exciting reward options and low introductory rates. It’s also a great way to show your pride in the ASA. When you use your ASA credit card, you will contribute to ASA programs, such as statistics education initiatives, and you will help the ASA maintain low membership dues. Credit cards are only available to U.S. citizens with U.S. mailing addresses.
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